11 days in Jordan & Chennai Itinerary

11 days in Jordan & Chennai Itinerary

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11 days in Jordan & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Catania, Italy
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Madaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Jerash, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  15​h
5
Chennai, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Catania, Italy

1
night
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba ©
A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the activities along Dead Sea, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, and then make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madaba trip itinerary planner .

Catania, Italy to Madaba is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Catania to Madaba is 1 hour. When traveling from Catania in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madaba, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Madaba

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

2
nights
Jerash, Jordan

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. On the 5th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins, delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, and then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Artisana Jordan Arts and Crafts Center, delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerash visit planning website .

You can drive from Madaba to Jerash in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Amman
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Children's Museum ©
Children's Museum
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins

1
night
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, gain insight at Petra Kitchen, and then contemplate the long history of Petra.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jerash to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra Kitchen ©
Petra Kitchen

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum journey planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

4
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Bring the kids along to Marina Beach and VGP Snow Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, and look for gifts at Pure Pearls.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip maker website .

Getting from Wadi Rum to Chennai by combination of taxi and flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. March in Chennai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

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